Decolonizing Development Series: Bridging the Gap Between Academia, Implementation, and Justice

  • Decolonizing Development Series: Bridging the Gap Between Academia, Implementation, and Justice
     February 26, 2021 - June 18, 2021
     8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

In partnership with the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, join us for a discussion series on the research and theory behind decolonizing our global impact work – and how that translates to practice.

Each session will feature a lecture and introduction by esteemed faculty and current students from the Korbel School, and guided questions to discuss in virtual breakout groups.

Additional topics and presenters may be announced at a later date. The session dates are:

  • Friday, February 26th | 8:30am-10:00am MST
  • Thursday, March 11th | 4:00pm-5:30pm MST
  • Friday, March 26th | 8:30am-10:00am MST
  • Thursday, April 8th | 4:00pm-5:30pm MST
  • Friday, April 23rd | 8:30am-10:00am MST
  • Thursday, May 6th | 4:00pm-5:30pm MST
  • Thursday, June 3rd | 4:00pm-5:30pm MST
  • Friday, May 21st | 8:30am-10:00am MST Rescheduled: Friday, June 18th | 8:30am-10:00am MST

Registration for each session will end at 4:30pm on Thursday for Friday sessions and noon on Thursday for Thursday sessions, which is the time at which the Zoom meeting link will be sent. If you register after that time, you will be registered for the future sessions only.

Session Schedule

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Graduate Professional Education and Decolonizing Humanitarian and Development Practice
Chen Reis | Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Humanitarian Assistance Program
Friday, February 26th | 8:30am MST


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Decolonizing Labor and the Global South
Aaron Schneider | Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Degree Director, Development
Thursday, March 11th | 4:00pm MST



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Decolonizing Race and Development
Naazneen Barma | Professor; Director of Scrivner Institute for Public Policy
Friday, March 26th | 8:30am MST



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Decolonizing Feminist Research and Praxis
Marie Berry | Associate Professor; Director of Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative
Thursday, April 8th | 4:00pm MST



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Decolonizing Civil Society
Farida Nabourema | Visiting Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative Professor; Founder of Faure Must Go
Friday, April 23rd | 8:30am MST



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Decolonizing development in fragile states: The making of the state of Somalia
Abigail Kabandula | Adjunct Faculty and Director at Africa Center
Thursday, May 6th | 4:00pm MST



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Domesticating or Decolonizing Development?
Edward Antonio | Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Humanities at Concordia College in Minnesota
Thursday, June 3rd | 4:00pm MST



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Decolonizing Gender, Environment, and Development
Sarah “Sally” Hamilton | Associate Professor and Director, MA Degree Program in International Development
Friday, May 21st Friday, June 18th | 8:30am MST





The Posner Center for International Development is committed to accessibility and inclusion for all people. To request additional accommodations or for questions about accessibility, please contact Lauren Andraski at  or 720-515-9071.

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Zoom link will be provided prior to the meeting.